A decade ago rock band Circa Survive released its sophomore album, “On Letting Go,” on Equal Vision Records.
Back then, the Pennsylvania-based quintet was touring with bands such as My Chemical Romance, Rise Against, Saves the Day, Motion City Soundtrack and Orange County’s Thrice. It had also been afforded the opportunity to perform at major festivals like the Bamboozle on the East Coast, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio and endured a stint on the summer-long Vans Warped Tour.
It was exciting, but seems a bit blurry now, vocalist Anthony Green admits during a recent phone interview, which is why, he added, it has been a pleasure to revisit the songs from “On Letting Go” during its current 10 year anniversary tour.
“It’s such a cool exercise going back and sort of reliving the diary of that time in our lives,” he said just before the band headlines the House of Blues in San Diego on Feb. 21 and 22 and the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angles on Feb. 24.
“I feel like we’re better friends to each other than we’ve ever been,” he continued. “There’s so much more respect and communication going on now. As we’ve gone back and looked at where we were then, I mean, our lives have been just like everyone else and there’s still drama and all of that, but going back 10 years and finding little things that pertained to each of our situations, now, it’s almost like a little gift.”
So far on the tour, Green said the band is very much living in the nostalgic moment with its fan base, which has been treated to the record played in its entirety, including a few surprises and songs that had never been performed in a live setting.
“We’re also adding in songs that were cut off the original recording,” he said, noting that a couple of those B-sides, “The Most Dangerous Commercials” and “1000 Witnesses,” are available for download via the Circa Survive Bandcamp with all of the proceeds going to…